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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #15 on: 24 November 2020, 08:20:20 »

She'll are replacing gas with the new green fuel which is charging points.

I can see electric  cars being the next beta-max :D
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #16 on: 24 November 2020, 09:23:00 »

Never seen the attraction of LPG , buy a large engined vehicle expect large running costs simple, budget accordingly otherwise don't buy one.
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #17 on: 24 November 2020, 09:29:22 »

There's going to be a few big engine cars with log fitted, for sale me thinks, see a lot of yankee V8 pick-ups with gas.
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #18 on: 24 November 2020, 09:54:14 »

Never seen the attraction of LPG , buy a large engined vehicle expect large running costs simple, budget accordingly otherwise don't buy one.

Running my 2.5V6 Omega for Ford Fiesta money was a no brainer for me.  :y

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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #19 on: 24 November 2020, 09:58:05 »

She'll are replacing gas with the new green fuel which is charging points.

I can see electric  cars being the next beta-max :D

I don't, battery based ones maybe, but not electric  :y
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #20 on: 24 November 2020, 11:36:15 »

Never seen the attraction of LPG , buy a large engined vehicle expect large running costs simple, budget accordingly otherwise don't buy one.

               Nonsense, I enjoy running my 3.2 on lpg saves me a fortune.
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #21 on: 24 November 2020, 11:46:28 »

Never seen the attraction of LPG , buy a large engined vehicle expect large running costs simple, budget accordingly otherwise don't buy one.

               Nonsense, I enjoy running my 3.2 on lpg saves me a fortune.


Once you've done the necessary mileage to pay for the installation and maintenance.


A car that can achieve 25mpg in ordinary use needs to do a lot of miles for the numbers to work. Converting Range Rovers was common because their economy was much worse, the installation cost was a fraction of the vehicle's value(spending 1k on LPG on a 1500 car needs to be looked at very carefully) and there was plenty of dead space for the tanks.
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #22 on: 24 November 2020, 12:25:40 »

True ^ but LPG also enables some older vehicles (which are still perfectly serviceable) to meet emission rules which they can't on their original engines. Purpose-built cabs in particular are very expensive new.
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #23 on: 24 November 2020, 17:25:42 »

Never seen the attraction of LPG , buy a large engined vehicle expect large running costs simple, budget accordingly otherwise don't buy one.

               Nonsense, I enjoy running my 3.2 on lpg saves me a fortune.


Once you've done the necessary mileage to pay for the installation and maintenance.


A car that can achieve 25mpg in ordinary use needs to do a lot of miles for the numbers to work. Converting Range Rovers was common because their economy was much worse, the installation cost was a fraction of the vehicle's value(spending 1k on LPG on a 1500 car needs to be looked at very carefully) and there was plenty of dead space for the tanks.
When a load of us were doing it here, the payback for a DIY install was about 7k, so 6-9 months for most people.  If you pay for fitting, this would be about double
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #24 on: 24 November 2020, 17:28:02 »

Luckily mine was already fitted when I bought it 8)
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #25 on: 24 November 2020, 18:12:32 »

At the end of the day, none of the suppliers are going to invest any more money into infrastructure for a small scale usage fuel for internal combustion engines, which are in the process of disappearing for ever anyway.
It just wouldnt make sense for them to do so.
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #26 on: 24 November 2020, 18:25:04 »

LPG is still an actual fuel, so should remain reasonably available if you can store it.

https://www.flogas.co.uk/home/above-ground-tanks

Or http://go-lpg.co.uk/Own_Tank.html

For example...
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #27 on: 24 November 2020, 18:29:19 »

LPG is still an actual fuel, so should remain reasonably available if you can store it.

https://www.flogas.co.uk/home/above-ground-tanks

Or http://go-lpg.co.uk/Own_Tank.html

For example...
Most people can't though.  The rules for tanks are quite strict, hence many people in built up areas without access to gas have to heat by electric or oil.
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #28 on: 24 November 2020, 18:33:21 »

LPG is still an actual fuel, so should remain reasonably available if you can store it.

https://www.flogas.co.uk/home/above-ground-tanks

Or http://go-lpg.co.uk/Own_Tank.html

For example...
Most people can't though.  The rules for tanks are quite strict, hence many people in built up areas without access to gas have to heat by electric or oil.

.. and those who don't want to be rodgered by Calor for the rest of their days too... ;)
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Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« Reply #29 on: 24 November 2020, 18:39:25 »

LPG is still an actual fuel, so should remain reasonably available if you can store it.

https://www.flogas.co.uk/home/above-ground-tanks

Or http://go-lpg.co.uk/Own_Tank.html

For example...
Most people can't though.  The rules for tanks are quite strict, hence many people in built up areas without access to gas have to heat by electric or oil.

.. and those who don't want to be rodgered by Calor for the rest of their days too... ;)
You will always be rodgered. Accept it, live with it, get over it, move on ;D

My mum has to heat by a fikcin enormous great big 3 phase electric boiler. Hence, EDF/SSE/EON/whoever thoroughly rogers her on a monthly basis.

Little bro, in the same village, goes for oil instead.  Whilst he has an enormous tank in order to buy in the cheaper summer months, it still needs a splash and dash in the winter, so he gets rogered by Gulf.

I see I'm paying 185 a month, so whichever bunch of knob jockeys I'm with this year is rogering me.


Bastids ;D
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